NEW ULSTER BANK NOTES: Patricia’s iconic images of the Irish hare and brent geese are to feature on the new £5 and £10 notes that come into circulation 2019.


The Royal Bank of Scotland will use Patricia’s images of the Irish hare and brent geese for Ulster Bank’s new £5 and £10 notes that will come into circulation 2019. Also featuring is her image of Clydesdale horses and ploughing.

The new £5 and £10 notes were revealed at a press conference last week.

The £5 note features images of Brent Geese, a fuchsia plant and the Cryptic Wood White butterfly (a species endemic to Northern Ireland) on its front. On the reverse is an image of Strangford Lough and a geometric pattern inspired by the markings in ancient sandstone. It also shows a family at the beach and a shellfish (a nod to the country’s fishing industry).

The £10 note contains several references to agriculture: an Irish hare, Clydesdale horses, potatoes and green fields appear on the reverse while a Guelder-Rose (a Northern Irish shrub) is shown on the front.

Ulster Bank says the £5 note “focuses on Northern Ireland as a place that people pass through and visit, highlighting the importance of the sea and migration” while the ten pound note is focused on agriculture and heritage.

The theme is Living in Nature and both notes have vertical designs.